Schedule of Events

Thursday

Thursday June 29, 2017

  • 4-6pm Live Radio Remote West
    104.5 WQKT, your source for the best news, sports and country music.
  • 4-8pm Hawkins Fresh Foods BBQ West
    Featuring Charcoal Mafia BBQ along with Hawkins freshly made and delicious sides & desserts.
  • 4-9:30pm Henley Graphics Kids Fun Zone East & North Central
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, airbrushing and more!
  • 5-8pm Merchant Area North
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 5-10pm Ashland Elk’s Lodge #1360 Beer Garden East
    21 and over, ID required.
  • 5:30-7:30pm News Journal Media Live Entertainment Main Stage
    To be Announced
  • 6:00 PM Opening Ceremonies Main Stage
    Ashland Veteran’s Color Guard
  • 6-10pm Food Concessions Field Perimeter
    Many to choose from.
  • 7:00 PM Media Flight Launch Field
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take area media for the ride of their lives.
  • 8:00 PM Balloon Glow Encounter Launch Field
    Tickets can be purchased at www.ashlandohioballoonfest.com
  • 9:30 PM Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow Launch Field
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Friday

Friday June 30, 2017

  • 7-8am   Fun Flight   Launch Field
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons fly-over Freer Field.
  • 4-9:30pm    News Journal Media Kids Fun Zone    East & North Central
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, airbrushing and and more!
  • 3-9:30pm    Food Concessions    Field Perimeter
    Many to choose from.
  • 5-9pm    WMFD TV Live Entertainment    Main Stage
    To be Announced
  • 5-8pm    Jungle Bob    West
    Exotic animal show every 30 minutes.
  • 5-8pm    Merchant Area    North
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 5-10pm    Ashland Elk’s Lodge #1360
    Beer Garden    East    21 and over, ID required.
  • 6-8pm Live Radio Remote  West
    93.7 FM the Super Q Listener Party.  Enter to won prizes, and meet your favorite Super Q personalities
  • 7:00 PM    Sponsor Flight    Launch Field
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take sponsor representatives for the ride of their lives.
  • 8:00 PM    Balloon Glow Encounter    Launch Field
    Tickets can be purchased at www.ashlandohioballoonfest.com
  • 9:30 PM    Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow    Launch Field
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Saturday

Saturday July 1, 2017

  • 7-8am    Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition    Launch Field
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons compete for cash prizes.
  • 9am Ashland Balloonfest 5k Ashland Community Stadium
    Details and registrations at AshlandRunners.com
  • 11:00 AM    News Journal Media Cornhole Registration & Warm-up    Central
    $20 per team.
  • 12:00 PM    News Journal Media Cornhole Tournament    Central
    Double Elimination. Everyone guaranteed to play at least 3 games. 70% payout.
  • 12-10pm    Food Concessions    Field Perimeter
    Many to choose from.
  • 1-8pm    Merchant Area    North
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence and much more.
  • 1-9:30pm    News Journal Media Kids Fun Zone    East & North Central
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, airbrushing and the and more!
  • 2-10pm    Ashland Elk’s Lodge #1360 Beer Garden    East
    21 and over, ID required.
  • 2-5pm    COSI on Wheels    West
    Play, explore and learn as COSI comes with hands on “Science Spots”.
  • 2:30-3:30pm    Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland pilot Meet & Greet    Park Street
    Bring your programs and meet hot air balloon pilots: if you capture all their autographs you will receive a free T-shirt courtesy of Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland.
  • 3:30-4:30pm    Safety Fun    West & Launch Field
    Metro Life Flight, K-9 Demonstrations, and Ashland Fire Department Truck Display.
  • 5-9pm    93.7 the Super Q Live Entertainment    Main Stage
    To be Announced
  • 7:00 PM    Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition    Launch Field
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons for lift off, competing for cash prizes.
  • 8:00 PM    Balloon Glow Encounter    Launch Field
    Tickets can be purchased at www.ashlandohioballoonfest.com.
  • 9:30 PM    Ashland Times Gazette Balloon Glow    Launch Field
    Enjoy an interactive display as balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Sunday

Sunday July 2, 2017

  • 7-8am    Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Competition Flight    Launch Field
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch balloons compete for cash prizes.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • All Hot Air Balloon activities are weather permitting and subject to delay or cancellation.
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  • For other weekend activities, visit Ashland Area CVB www.visitashlandohio.com
  • ATM available on field. No Soliciting Permitted.

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